It seems that Jonathan Calleri has finally accepted he won’t be able to return to São Paulo. According to UOL, the player’s father had a meeting with UD Las Palmas this Wednesday and accepted the move to the La Liga side.
The website claims that the transfer should be before until the weekend, when he’ll have his loan at West Ham cut short and sign for Las Palmas until the end of the season.
Calleri, who belongs to Uruguayan club Maldonado, wanted to go back to São Paulo, where he scored 16 goals in only six months last year.
But the group of investors which own Maldonado considered that leaving Europe would drop the player’s market value. After many discussions about that, the player ended up convinced by them.
Many reports from Brazil said he didn’t want to join Las Palmas, and promised São Paulo an answer before tomorrow in case he didn’t receive a convincing offer from Europe. That’s why the Brazilian club are so frustrated now.
With nine appearances for West Ham, Calleri never managed to score a goal for the club. The Hammers had a buying option over him, which obviously won’t be used.